I admit that I, european, party squatter for ten years before I quit those and my 20s, deeply rooted in the underground circa 2000, won’t listen to EDM just because. I mean, we have Berlin, Bruxelles, Bristol (why all these B’s in electronic music ?), and even other letters. We have a lot of electronic music genres (and also a lot of underground electronic music hungry producers)
Why bother with a music genre that has a capitalist state of mind ?
Why giving audience and money to insane powerchords, fluffy festivals and overmultibandcompression ?
Why letting music conceived only with “emotion/energy” in mind ?
I look at this like this is the new panem et circenses --> Bread & Games
But I’m discovering Au5 since a few days, and I could have skipped him like a lot of other producers on this game but he produced THIS (I’m also deeply rooted in the psychedelic community), and I can’t stop listening to it
It has been released by ZEE, first producers to infuse some EDM-ish sounds in my head a few years ago, but they are a big part of the psychedelic scene, and Au5 is an EDM/Dubstep producer so I’m quite surprised.
The sound design is just completely insane, and also his songwriting skills. It’s clean af and the guy seems to be pretty cool, he makes great and useful videos.
He also produced stuff that I missed with Mr.Bill
The piano chords are just out of this world, like Nils Frahm the guy knows how to make beautiful progressions with really simple chords & concepts.
So I’m glad to discover that the EDM community can be interesting in some ways. I already did listen to crossbreed tracks, equally influenced by the EDM scene and the psychedelic scene, and I really, really like the flavor it produces even if some chords and drops are really unbearable for my taste. Psykovsky did some crazy stuff some years ago, not experimental af and not too much psytrance, with lots of glitching and cool EDM parts, with great composing.
And for the first time of my life I’m actually listening to some Au5 tracks today to explore his high-level producing abilities, and I am surprised because that stuff would have made me vomiting my breakfast a few years ago. But now I realize that the force is also strong in the EDM scene, and it looks that studying a few producers here and there in this community is worth it. I learn very cool stuff to use on my own productions.
This track is also has some great stuff in it, even if it is way too much epic/heroic/chord-ish for my taste.
What are your thoughts on EDM, EDM-Dubstep, EDM-Trap, etc ?